By Lou Berney
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR most sensible PAPERBACK unique NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 los angeles TIMES booklet PRIZE
With the compelling narrative stress and mental complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The lengthy and far flung long past is a sensible, fiercely compassionate crime tale that explores the mysteries of reminiscence and the influence of violence on survivors—and the lengths they are going to visit locate the painful fact of the occasions that scarred their lives.
In the summer season of 1986, tragedies rocked Oklahoma urban. Six movie-theater staff have been killed in an armed theft, whereas one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage woman vanished from the yearly nation reasonable. Neither crime used to be ever solved.
Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of these unsolved instances quietly echo via survivors’ lives. a personal investigator in Vegas, Wyatt’s most modern inquiry takes him again to a earlier he’s attempted to escape—and drags him deeper into the harrowing secret of the motion picture apartment theft that left six of his associates dead.
Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past—with the day her appealing older sister Genevieve disappeared. while Julianna discovers that one of many unique suspects has resurfaced, she’ll cease at not anything to discover answers.
As Wyatt's case turns into extra advanced and hazardous, and Julianna seeks solutions from a ghost, their obsessive quests not just stir stories of youngster and primary love, but in addition start to light up darkish secrets and techniques of the previous. yet will their shared ardour and obsession heal them, or push them in the direction of the sting? whether they locate the reality, will it support them comprehend what occurred, that lengthy and remote long gone summer season? Will it set them free—or eventually smash them?